Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Upper Providence Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 15,398.

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History

Upper Providence Township was established in 1805 by the division of the former Providence Township along the Perkiomen Creek.[2] In 1896, the Burroughs of Collegeville and Trappe were created from northeastern portions of the township, yielding the present township boundaries.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.2 square miles (47.2 km²), of which, 17.8 square miles (46.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.09%) is water. Upper Providence is bordered to the northwest by Royersford Borough and Limerick Township; to the northeast by Perkiomen Township, Trappe Borough, and Collegeville Borough; to the southeast, separated by the Perkiomen Creek, is Lower Providence Township; and to the southwest, separated by the Schuylkill River, is Chester County.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 15,398 people, 5,355 households, and 4,101 families residing in the township. The population density was 862.9 people per square mile (333.3/km²). There were 5,545 housing units at an average density of 310.7/sq mi (120.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.51% White, 2.57% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.77% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

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